Corona FAQ

The health of everyone taking part is our highest priority, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure that the event will adhere to all distance and hygiene regulations. Each area of the main conference and all associated venues will have individually-tailored safety plans and special hygiene procedures – and we’ll keep you up to date at every step of the way. So, barring any unforeseen changes, MW:M is happening – and if you want to be there, we’re making it safe for you to enjoy it!

Please note: Due to the ongoing dynamic of the situation, new adjustments may be necessary in the coming weeks. This page will be updated continuously.

Will MW:M20 take place in Berlin as planned?

Yes. MW:M20 will take place from 3rd – 5th November as a hybrid event – onsite in Berlin and online all over the internet!

How many guests can safely attend MW:M this year?

Due to the current Coronavirus distancing regulations, a maximum of approx. 300 people will be allowed to stay at our conference venue Alte Münze at the same time.

Who will enforce the safety measures?

Most Wanted: Music will strictly apply and control all current hygiene and safety regulations.

If you are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, we recommend you to stay at home and join MW:M20 online.

How will safety measures affect the MW:M participants?

When you purchase your ticket, we will record your first and last name, full address or email-address and mobile number in order to identify chains of infection (in accordance with §3 paragraphs 1 and 2 of the SARS-CoV-2 infection protection ordinance).

On-site, the actual time spent on the conference will be documented. This data will only be made available to the responsible health authority on request. The data will be deleted four weeks after the end of the event.

Every visitor is advised to install and use the Contact-Tracing App of the Federal Government “Corona-Warn-App” on his smartphone.

There might be slightly longer waiting times at the main entrance and also when waiting for access to the individual conference and concert rooms and stages. We hope for your understanding.

How is the handling of the hygiene requirements at the satellite events regulated?

All rooms and surfaces will be cleaned regularly. Hand contact surfaces and sanitary facilities will be disinfected at short intervals during the event.

The obligation to wear a face mask applies in all closed rooms. You can remove your mask from your seat in the lecture halls and in the catering area – provided that a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is guaranteed.

Medical certificates for non-compliance with certain rules due to illness or health restrictions must be registered by visitors before the start of the event. The organizer decides individually whether a visit is possible under these circumstances.

In case of non-compliance with the applicable measures, a person may be expelled from the conference.

What can we expect from the new virtual conference formats?

If you can’t join Most Wanted: Music in Berlin, you still won’t miss out – a ticket for the virtual part of this year’s conference will let you play an active role. Many public talks and sessions will be broadcast. There will be a high degree of interactivity between attendees and partners, and numerous possibilities to get in contact with our high-profile speakers and experts.

Will I need special computer equipment or software to participate in the online conference?

No. Your regular computer, tablet or smartphone is all you need. You can easily access the virtual conference via your web browser or download the Most Wanted: Music app (details coming soon). We recommend to use both: watch our inspiring programme on your laptop or desktop computer and navigate through the conference and meet other attendees and exhibitors via your mobile device.

What networking opportunities do I have this year when I participate virtually in the conference?

Most Wanted: Music has always offered a number of general and tailor-made networking opportunities, and this year will be no different. Just use your app, browse through our database of delegates, speakers, and sponsors, and you can easily schedule meetings or start talking to your fellow attendees – whether you’re onsite or online.

Are ticket costs refunded in the event of a Corona-related cancellation?

Should the event be postponed or cancelled completely, you can either retain your ticket and use it for next year’s event at this year’s attractive price, or you can contact us and we’ll be happy to help you with returning your ticket.

Will sponsorship packages be refunded if the event is not held?

If Most Wanted: Music should be unable to keep our promises, we’ll of course also release our partners from contractual obligations. All details can be found in the individual partner agreements.

If you have any questions or ideas of how we can improve our COVID-19 policy, please contact us: safetyfirst@mwm-berlin.de.

When should I stay at home at better join MW:M online?

You should not attend the conference on-site in Berlin if you live together with an infected person in the same household. A visit is only possible if the infected person can present a certificate of convalescence two weeks before the event.

You should also stay at home if you have had contact with infected persons within the last two weeks before the event or if you have been infected with COVID-19 yourself during the same period.